Former New York Mets pitcher Trevor May has had a rough start on the worst team in baseball.
The Mets signed Trevor May in 2021 with the hopes of having him be an elite setup man for Edwin Diaz. May had a great first year with the team, but injuries and a 5.04 ERA in 2022 had some Mets fans hoping the team wouldn't keep him around for the future.
To the suprise of many, the Oakland Athletics signed May to a 1 year, $7 million contract this offseason, making him their highest paid player on the roster. Whether the A's wanted to make May their closer or simply use him for trade bait is still up in the air, but regardless he has had a terrible showing to open up the 2023 season.
Through five appearances, May has labored through 4.2 innings of work with a 7.71 ERA. While he has managed to put together a 2-1 record, that is about the only thing May has going for him thus far; he has surrendered eight walks and blew the only save opportunity he got.
By all accounts, May is a great teammate and frequently interacted with Mets fans on social media, for better or worse. However, his rough 2022 spelled an end to his time in New York, and most Mets fans who watched him pitch last year can't be too surprised with how poorly he has started this season.